Birth siblings, whose parent(s) has placed a child for adoption, sometimes know about the placement from childhood, and sometimes are the last to know. Searching can be difficult because siblings generally have limited access to information; however, many state reunion registries are now accepting entries from siblings, and most privately run registries welcome siblings.
This growing list of resources represents a variety of information for and about siblings, from searching to finding out after a parent's death that there are siblings who have been placed for adoption. Have a resource to suggest? Submit it here.
Family Reconnects 38 Years Later
"I don't know how you're going to take this," said the woman, Norsala Schlaht of Ottawa, "but I'm your birth sister."
My Reunion Story
Carrie Craft learned she had a sister after her mother's death.
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